ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare giant sarcoma of the chest wall: Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma
Gökhan Kocaman1, Mustafa Bülent Yenigün1, Burak Kaya2, Necip Sefa Özden2, Arda Özdemir2, Muhammed Emre Koçak1, Hale Kıvrak3, Ayten Kayı Cangır1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Medical Pathology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2021.20061
Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma or, as formerly called, malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a type of sarcoma which originates from fibroblast and histiocytic cells. It is the most common type of sarcoma among all soft tissue sarcomas in adults. Its most common site is the lower limb, followed by the upper limb and the retroperitoneum. It is rarely encountered on chest wall. In the differential diagnosis of masses on chest wall, it is important to consider undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma in surgical planning. In this article, we report a male case with a giant undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma located above the right scapula.
Keywords : Chest wall, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma
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